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of central avenue in capital heights. it happened late tuesday night. tracee wilkins joins us from capital heights with more on the investigation. tracee? >> reporter: this is a 15-year-old kid who was raised in this neighborhood, went to high school a block away from where we are standing right now, was shot and killed right here in front of this apartment complex. the police were back in front of the central garden apartments in capital heights this morning. they were searching for clueing and taking another look at the murder scene. >> we aren't for certain what happened. we know that a call was transpired from him to his home telling his mom he was en route home. he never made it home. 15-year-old justin pennell, a freshman at central high school was found shot on the squawk about 9:00 p.m. tuesday night. his cousin says, after a day of suffering from multiple gunshots, doctors said this morning, they had done all they could do for him. >>> police have taken spray paint and painted up to nine different markers of where justin was shot. the sidewalk is still stained with his blood. fami
of the voters. >>> and two newspapers divided by their endorsed will join us live to discuss their selections coming up this hour. >>> and it was once considered polluted, carrying everything from trash to raw sewage but a new study shows the potomac is making a cleaner comeback. why this effects your health coming up. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >>> take a look outside. a beautiful start to this thursday morning. it is september 9th, 2010. thanks for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. a little bit cool though. coming into fall. i can al-qaeda feel it. tony perkins showing us the rest of the day. >> a wonderful start to the day and today will be a very, very nice day. want to show you the satellite radar. not just for the region but for the eastern united states. we're in the clear this morning. you have plenty of clear sky and sunshine. things look really good. pleasant start to the day. out to west, that's where there is a lot of rain. that associated with hermine, the remnants of what was tropical storm hermine bringing heavy rain t
. >> overnight we learned the fbi put out a bulletin saying they are concerned the event could endanger the u.s. the fbi says there is no evidence of a specific threat but it's has high confidence and credible information that extremists may retaliate if this florida church burns the koran. it could endanger u.s. troops and the state department asks every u.s. embassy to boost security. >> that a pastor in florida with more -- no more than 50 people can make this outrageous and distressful, disgraceful planne. >> the pastor has no intention of backing down even after his internet provider pulled both of his website. >> i think it is a violation of our freedom of expression and speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> opposition is mounting from washington and around the world and from new york. >> if you are about religion, whether christian or muslim, why do you want to offend people? >> heightening concerns is the controversy about building a mosque near ground zero. the imam now says a moving the mosque could spur a violent backlash from muslim extremists. a senior adviser says ev
. glad you are with us on this thursday morning. we say good morning to mr. tony perkins as well. >> hello there. a very nice start to the day. >> temperatures are in the 60s across most of the area and we've got clear skies. it will be a pretty day today too. not bad at all. >> let's take a look. we'll start with what is going on out there by showing out satellite-radar. no precipitation, nothing like that. the skies are mostly clear. we had the frontal system come through yesterday and then the cool air began to settle in last night. that is what we've got this morning. current temperatures around the region look like this. right now, in washington, it is 66 degrees. 66 here. 64 in annapolis. manassas, 61 degrees and there are some 50s out there. baltimore, 58. dulles airport is at 57 degrees. your day planner for today, lots of sunshine. very comfortable, a little bit breezy. >> a fall-like day. we're looking for high temperatures today in the upper 70s after a high in the mid-90s yesterday. more details on all of that coming up shortly. >> thank you. >>> let's check in with j
overtime today dealing with multiple fires and here's the most recent one. a viewer sent this video to us. the shot of the fire in mount vernon. the flames were shooting up near charles street and madison street. the fire broke out around 11:30 last night. firefighters were able to contain the flames and this morning there is no word on what caused this. >>> and this is just the latest of a string of fires in the city that firefighters had to deal with throughout the day yesterday. at least two other fires were four alarm. now more than 100 baltimore city firefighters were working fires, even crews as far as howard county had come in to help. the fires were in west baltimore and the latest video we showed you. linda so joins us live with more on this story. >> reporter: good morning. certainly was a busy day for firefighters, not only here in the city, but lots of other firefighters from surrounding counties that came in to help because these fires were so bad. more than 100 firefighters here in the city were needed to battle these fires that were fueled by those gusty winds. fast moving
us down. >> reporter: neighbors troubled by jones' plans are mobilizing at events like this enter faith service. >> this is the best example of what our community is about. here in the first two rows you had a lot more than 50 people. >> reporter: as u.s. embassies brace for fall out residents here are planning for gathering like this one and a protest of their own. gainesville florida. >>> now, without that burn permit jones may face a fine, but lawyers have told him he has the right to burn qurans with or without the city's permission. >>> the oil giant is also pointing fingers elsewhere. the oil rig exploded in april. in an internal report bp admits to human and mechanical errors. bp also blames the rig owner halliburton. the rig owner says the report is self serving. halliburton says it contains inaccuracies. >>> history is made at bwi marshall and some of you may have helped as it reports the highest number of passengers ever, kei. >>> officials say this is good news for the airport but they also believe it's good news for maryland's economy. from sun up to sundown, jets carr
in west baltimoree and tells us no onee3 was hhrt. but these fires are still under investigation tonight. karen? >> that'' right jeff. innestiggtors are still here, on the scene. -ou mentioned earlier, in the intro, you talked abouu high winds. windy right now. just imagine what it was like a now, the fire started right here. you can sse all the debris left. after three homes caught on fire. the blaze then spread, across the street. i will try to get over here to show you. these five row homes, went up in flames, and it did not stop here. and investors say high winds could be a factor. but will not confirm. 5 ell you. as for neighbors. it was a iasco none will forget. >> it is crazy. you got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. seven firee. >> flames tear down homes. >> in the second house right there. and kept chaining down. >> first fire started in the 1300 block of north calhoon. homes. two were vacant, the third had occupants that were not at ome. >> eople that use drug, go in these buildings and smoke their stuff. and, yoo know, set stuff on fire. >> the fire spreaddacross t
this morning before the planned burning of the koran in florida. >> thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." >> it is september 9th, 2010. here's a look as the sun gets ready to rise on a nice cool fall-like morning. >> a change from yesterday. yesterday was pretty warm. >> in fact temperatures have dropped about 35 degrees since yesterday afternoon. and now we've got that first glow in the eastern horizon. sunrises are getting later and later. sunrise this morning about 45 minutes away. right now 65 in washington and it's in just the hlow 60s in prince george's county. upper 60s mere tnear the water. weather watchers reporting from the shenandoah valley and around the blue ridge only in the fifth there. we'll have highs today, though, with this strong september sun climbing into the upper 70s to near 80 and we'll have lots of sun again top. a bit of a blustery wind, but increasing clouds saturday, much needed rain likely sunday. how is the traffic? >>> volume on the increase, but fortunately no big accidentses to report right now. 270 headed southbound always the first to show and today i
>>> now good morning maryland at 9:00. >> good thursday morning and thanks for joining us on good morning maryland at 9:00. jamie is off this morning, he'll be back tomorrow. he is missing out because a study out of the uk came up with the results of men and dancing and the attractiveness to women. we are going to find out exactly what they found and if it really matters whether or not you have the right move. it's thursday morning, so the doctor will be here talking about pets and answering your questions. so if you have a question about your dog or cat, call us, high school get it answered. another exciting, we have some guests, so good morning to them. we also have guests from fort mchenry, which is a gem that we care about so much in this community. so we will talk about the star spangled weekend. all of that is coming up this weekend and of course we are going to go live from the aquarium to find out the new name of the baby puffin. first, we want to get to today's hot topic. is it inspiring or in bad taste? a rock musical is raising eyebrows. it's called clear blue tuesday a
at the time of the attack. >> it is scary because a lot of us go out all times of day or night depending on your jobs, it to think somebody could be lurking in the neighborhood is upsetting. >> it is creepy. i can't believe it happened so close to home. >> reporter: kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> if you have any information this about case please call crime solvers at 1-866-411- tips. >>> well, christmas can be celebrated in leesburg because the county board of supervisors voted yesterday to permit holiday religious displays in front of the county courthouse. in previous years, there was a nativity scene a menorah and sikh prayers. board member steven miller cast the only vote against the proposal. >> i don't want any witness or juror to walk in to that courthouse, past a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun brought to you by the ku klux klan. what we signed today will authorize that. >> reporter: loudoun county officials say that holiday displays will go to the fist ten groups that apply. >>> a montgomery county ride on bus is a complete loss following a fir
misthe country theoretically. >> but not for the traffic. stay with you us, new 4/contis continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> a car slamses in to a building leaves two injured. we'll hear from witnesses. good morning, i'm pat lawson. >>> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today." we want to take a live look outside. it is 64 degrees. a nice refreshing morning. stars twinkling out in the sky. >> fall starting to set in. >> and some of the leaves are setting down only because it's so darn dry. we have had will this will drought on going and there we go, another string of dry days coming up. we do finally have a likelihood of much needed rain arriving on sunday, but for this thursday morning, no travel problems. off to work and school under a mostly clear sky now. and temperatures 66 at national airport. it's cool, down into the upper 50s now in western fairfax county, louden, parts of prince william. blue ridge, northern montgomery only near 60. and low 60s now in arlington and in prince george's county, southern montgomery is in the low 60s. only in the 40s now in western maryland and w
people gave us a first name and phone number. -- >> two people gave us a first name and phone number. rex is this john? -- >> is this john? >> yes. >> did you promise to the boughton people jobs if they voted for a dream -- promised two young people jobs for voting for adrian fenty? >> no, no, that is not true. >> this came on the heels of allegations that we have heard before about this. we think this should be investigated immediately by the board of elections. >> we asked if it was a rogue employee that just made promises. this used at that first -- this use that first called to complain that it was too widespread. -- this young person that first call to complain said it was too widespread. >> how did you get my number? >> from the kid that you picked up. >> you just could not have. >> when we pointedly asked him if he worked for mayor fenty, he hung up the phone. we passed his name, john, and cellphone number on and mayor fenty said he would investigate and we are waiting to hear back. >> the d.c. board of elections wants to encourage anyone who sees or hears about anything suspicious
in flames in a matter of minutes. that's why they say it's important for us to take care of any objects that can start a fire. in millersville, i'm don harrison for abc2 news. >> the department of natural resources forest services says it will take a significant sustained rain of an inch or more to reduce the fire risk. >>> and nearly 200 homes were destroyed in boulder, colorado from wildfires there. 10 square miles of boulder have been burned but only 30% of the fire is contained. the hundreds of people that were evacuated earlier are now being allowed back to their homes to pick up pets and items left behind. but because of the windy weather forecast, they are not being allowed to stay. >>> yeah, rosy, absolutely, things just too dry out there across maryland. i was just talking about that on facebook actually, that the bottom line is until we get rain in here and i think maybe a half an inch if we are lucky saturday night, we are going to have this greatly enhanced threat for fire, at least tomorrow will be less windy. right now it's a gusty afternoon, check it out, gusting
is in the newsroom with details for us. mary? >> reporter: the 33-year-old victim stumbled into a carryout store after somebody shot him several times. sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene as police responded over the 1500 block of braddish court around 1:00 this afternoon. officers found the victim lying injured on the ground. medics rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. right now, police say they're searching for at least one suspect. denise, back to you. >> tonight, police say they do not have a motive for the shooting. >>> an man spends a few days out. tonight, he's back behind bars. but as gigi barnett explains, the family is upset the victim got out in the first place. >>> over the labor day holiday, james william king had several days of freedom. he's been behind bars since august 17th, when anne arundel county police arrested him for shooting and killing 43-year- old calvin young. but a judge released him friday. prosecutors didn't know king was free. and the victim's family didn't know either. >> we were surprised that he was allowed to be out. and we didn't expect
to the north of us, like our camera is drifting off around here in the studio now. but it's going to be a great day. here is a look at current temperatures. 66 this hour at dulles. 66 at baltimore. 69 at washington. officially at national airport. 67 at fredericksberg. and 66 degrees to the north at frederick. so as we move through into today we're going to see the winds pick up. right now they've picked up between 10-15 mile-per-hour winds but we expect to see them gusting as high as 25 miles per hour before the day is said and done. and here is a look at your forecast. sunny skies, windy, much cooler. our high today only 78 degrees. yesterday we hit 96 degrees. wow, talk about definitely a big change in the forecast for you. it will get cool tonight, temperatures only into the 50s. so grab a sweater if you are heading out tonight. but other than that, not bad at allm back to you. >> gwen, thank you very much. >>> our top story this morning, new developments in the race for d.c. mayor. >> a new poll shows gray ahead of fenty by 7 points which makes the next few days even more crucial for both
morning, everybody. thanks for being with us. tropical storm hermine has broken up. but it is not done wreaking havoc. >> hermine's latest chaos, tornadoes around dallas. funnel clouds landed into buildings and power lines, casting off debris and electrical sparks. >> the rain is moving in a northeasterly direction, toward illinois. and it will continue to clobber the area with heavy flash flooding. brad wheelis has details. >> reporter: the water rose so quickly, emergency responders used whatever means necessary to get to people in need. >> i'm so thankful they were here to save us. my boyfriend told me to get on the roof. and i did. they put me in the vest and got me across. >> reporter: residents were trapped on roofs and balconies after flash floods turned roads into rivers. the remnants of tropical storm hermine, drenched dallas, austin and san antonio. 10 to 20 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. >> it's been very hard for the people that live here. and very scary for the family. >> reporter: cars were barely visible above the water. homes were islands. schools were evacuated. even
for other candidates, there is though clear-cut winner. >> it is clear that people are supporting us. another message is for those working on our campaign and that is keep working hard. at the end of the day, the only poll that matters is the one taken and added and counted on september 14th and that is the vote that will make me the next mayor of the district of columbia. >> mayor feinty did not make himself available for an interview but his campaign that matter are nt saying the the count when the polls close on election day. we are out on doorsteps every day get getting our message out it as many voter as we can. the mayor is asking for the president's support in his race for re-election. the mayor told mr. obama the best choice for president. >>> maryland attorney general doug gansler is looking into the election controversy in prince george's continuey. he wants to find out more about fake sample ballots mailed and handed out over the weekend. today is the last day for early voting in maryland's upcoming gubernatorial primary. the early voting centers have been open since last
is joining us in for howard bernstein. welcome, tom. >> good to be here. >> good to have you here. >> hopefully you have a good forecast. >> nothing but good news. >> good. we like. that nice to see the 90s go to the wayside. yesterday we hit 98 degrees. >> what? >> just before the cold front moved in, 96. dulles tied a record at 93. we are getting close to the greatest number of 90 or higher for the summer. but it's not in the seven-day forecast. good news there. 67 degrees. 55 in gaithersburg. 61 manassas. the numbers are fantastic and i think they will drop a degree or two before we start a slight warmup. with the winds picking up today, a little breezy. s that the only blame niche the forecast, winds 15 to 20 miles an hour at times and quite nice. the temperatures will be looking better than they have been the last several days. tonight, about 57 for a night time low with clear, school, crisp conditions and tomorrow nothing but sunshine still breezy. northwest winds 10 to 15 miles an hour and satellite-radar shows nothing but clear skies. this will be with us the next several
. consumer borrowing fell in july. house holds bullet cut back on credit card use for the 23rd month in a row. that is a drag on the economy have which is powered by consumer spending. >>> when we think of customizing a car we may think of rims and spoilers but eyelashes, meet car lashes they atrap above the head lights and they are selling out. the first 2,000 are gone and another 10,000 orders on file. the cost 25 there's a pair. you can also buy eye liner for your car for $20. >> why do i want that? >> i don't know. some people like it for the vw bug. it's cute. >> okay. >> okay. >> personality. >> what do you have in the next half hour? >> we have today's money saver. today we will save you cash at the seafood section of the grocery store. >> you can save cash by not buying eyelashes for your car. something for everyone, right. thank you, jess. >>> virginia governor has released details of his plans to privatize the liquor industry. the he says the state can raise a half billion dollars by selling the abc stores and take in $230 million a year by auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses. the bulk
used to be a death sentence, but now treatment is changing that. >> one area hospital where treatment is taking place in baltimore. we have more from the university of maryland medical center. >> it is a devastating, scary. >> he remembers being told three years ago he had stage one throat cancer after doctors here found a tumor at the base of his tongue. >> i felt along the side of my throat. i thought in the beginning it was a throw gland. >> instead of being treated with radiology, they might have chosen surgery if this state of the art technology had been opened. the dead into robot has been used for heart surgery end - - the davinci robot has been used for heart surgery and was recently approved for throat surgery. using a penny, the doctor demonstrates its precision movements. >> we have cameras that go into 3d mouth, ala was allow us a viewe, and we can remove a tumor. >> it is changing the game for patients and doctors. the benefits of using the division she seem to be pretty amazing. faster recovery time -- using the da vinci. >> when i was training, the only option that pati
that god would want us to do it. the american people do not want the mosque there. and of course, muslims do not want us to burn the koran. the imam has agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> again that florida preacher's plan to burn the koran this weekend is now canceled. more about this coming up on "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast. >>> officials in iran today announce that had one of the three american hike here's have been detained there will be released on september 11. however, the iranian government refused to say which hiker it would be. reporters in iran were informed by text message today that the release would co-inside with the festival that ends the muslim muslim holy month of ramadan. sarah shourd and two bruise arrested near iran. iran had accused them of spying. >>> a business owner in adams morgan is literally picking up the pieces after a driver slammed right into her restaurant entrance. a drive hit two women who happened to be walking by at that time. the p
he used the power of his office to try to gain access to women he favored and punish those he did not. joe leopold showed his tough side after a federal police officer shot and killed someone's pet at a public dog park. >> we are not going to tolerate this behavior. >> reporter: but now it's leopold's alleged behavior towards some females in his office place that's become the subject of a sexual harassment and gender lawsuit. >> i think he is truly almost addicted like a gambling person might be to women. it's an impulse you can't do anything about because you could go this is a guy in power. why would he do it so openly and i think it's because he really can't. >> reporter: the allegations range from unwanted sexual advances and the dismissal of a former employee to claims he used binoculars to pick out pretty women entering the building and ordered suburb nance to find -- subordinates to find out their identities. some female employees spoke out in defense of the county executive. >> he's a good man, he treats us with respect and i'm with him every day all day long. >> reporter: now
" reporter andrew zajac. and a discussion on the u.s. labor market with economist j. bradford delong. this is "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] caller: caller: caller: caller: caller: host: general petraeus, secretary clayton -- glenn beck, among others, agreed that the dove out of reach center should not burn at the koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. now we want your opinion whether you see it as a free-speech issue or not. you can see the numbers on the screen this morning. for the first 45 minutes we will be talking about this and going through the newspapers. you can also send us a tweak to -- tweet, tweet certification.com -- twitter.com/c-span-wj. here are a couple of articles about this. it has become headlines everywhere. u.s. embassies brace for karan burning protests. this is from the associated press. governor andate's u.s. embassies around the world preparing. from "the washington examiner" newspaper here in washington -- again, that is in "the washington
here in the u.s. i'm steve handelsman, washington. >> and there is no word on whether jones will reconsider his plan. >> that plan to burn the koran, proclamations around the world. in afghanistan, a cleric said the u.s. government should be held responsible for the actions taken by muslims in defense of their holy book. in lebanon, the shiite cleric called for muslims to join together to confront those who plot against islam. in pakistan, a spokesman for the foreign office called the pastor's plan shameful. >> strongly condemn this fanatic approach and oppose those who in the name of freedom and liberty are resorting to bigotry, undermining the work that has been done toward promoting interfaith harmony since 9/11. >> today the european union also condemned the pastor's plan. >>> another metro access driver is accused of sexual assault. 59-year-old samuel from gaithersburg was arrested on sunday. he is charged with the sexual assault of a metro access passenger. the alleged incident happened august 27th in montgomery county. he work for a subcontractor for metro access whic
a controversy as he moves forward with plans to burn copies of the cuaron. kate amara joins us live from our washington bureau with more on this story. zphathe >> good morning, mindy. ahead of this protest, plans for security at home and abroad. >> the state department ordered ambassadors around the world to take action and precautions amid the fact that the cuaron burning -- leaders from around the world and across the political and religious spectrum are condemning the plan to protest 9/11. >> we have to make sure our country is known around the world as a place where liberty of religion and respect and love for your neighbor are the most prominent in our society. >> despite pressure to back down, the leader of the small florida church is moving forward. >> so as of right now, we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. >> but pastor terry jones will have to do it without the internet since his website was canceled. >> we feel that is an indirect of course, violation of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech. >> a spokesperson for the web post says the site was cancele
'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. a lot to get to this morning, including some fascinating, exclusive interviews. the woman from arizona, derri velarde, is here in the studio with us this morning. she'll join us live to tell her story. >>> also this morning, the big headline, piers morgan gets larry king's job. people have seen him on a talent show, but people across america say, who is this guy? matt holden, our good pal, they're very good friends. we have an exclusive with amanda and piers and she'll tell us about the guy. interesting newspaper bag ground. he may actually have the right feet to fill those shoes. >> oh, looking forward to that. >>> first, we want to begin with the latest on that deadly flooding in texas where the aftermath of tropical storm hermine spawned a series of tornadoes and dumped up to 8 inches of rain. robbie owens of our affiliate ktvt is with us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on the heel of hermine a series of tornadoes ripped through the area, leaving behind damage like this and capping a day
in new york on 9/11. >> reporter: and so somebody is telling us something that is not true. keep your comments coming. this is a cancellation of it burning. is that a victory for the radicals, perhaps, or what really is going on here? let us know. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. make sure to include your name and where you are writing us from. >>> from bad to worse, dc adrian fenty, two people have said that they were in their campaign, promising them jobs in exchange for their votes. >> one or two people who said that they have been offered $100 for their votes. what we did, or what she did meetly was contact the board of elections. as the general council asking for it to be investigated. >> this is a old political trick. you don't have a strong record to run -- strong record to run on, you run away with the allegations that are based for my opponents, that's pretty much respecting it in this election. but i don't think that the citizens will let him get away with it. >> the thing is, this is the no the first contriver -- not the first controversy. a fenty supporter was paid $100 to
around the corner, and right now other fiie is extinguished. >> all righh. chief thank you for joining us. and i have to add that right now, even families, have been displaced. no one has been seriously injured. that is a very latest from here n west baltimore. karen parks, fox 45 news "late edition". . >> new information tonight after a booy is found in a burnt out columbia house. %-former wife thelma winn win we condominium tuesday.nside of tte damon was found in the condominium after the blaze and is under police guard as we speak. at shock trauma. %-in a road rage incident last month is out on bond. jamessking of severn shot another man at tellgraph road and route 100. a judge ordered him heed without bond. but ustta week ago, king'' attorrey asked for a second bond review. the ext day a new bond was set. and king posted it. prosecutors learned about the bond motion yesterddy. after king was released. tooorrow, there will be a hearing about whether to resend the bond. found about 16 miles off thee3 coast of ocean city monday. melkis delgado disappeared after swimming after lifeguar
of a brief delay. we are still looking at a 9-minute ride throuuh the harbor tunnel. if you're using the noter mchenry tunnel, no problems to report there. you're ooking at an 8-minute ride are with an speed of 55 miles per hour. the west side of the 795 remains clear with an averageespeed of bief miles pe!!55 miles pee hou3 that's the traffic edge report. patrice bein, back to you. >>> thank you, lauren. >>> a man is tabbed and left for dead in reisterstown. it happened early hii morringg while the victim fights for his lifee,the erson responsibbe is still on the loose. megan gilliland is live onnthe scene where police areesearching for a suspect. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. we're live on the intersection of route 140 and franklin ú%ulevard in reiiterstown. this is usually a very safe area, but this morning the site of a crime scene. a man stabbed and left for dead at the intersection up here andú someehere. ú% happened at 12:30 this ú%lice are not sure if this was a robbery attempt, but they do3 believe a fight broke out efore that victim was
. we have those stories just ahead on this thursday morning. thank you for joining us, i'm megan pringle. jamie is off this morning. you heard of lady's night. this is sort of like lady's morning. we start with linette charles. >> good morning, everyone. we are dealing with cooler temperatures this morning. yes, that cold front has passed and we are dealing with the cool, dry air. the only caveat is the fact we have the dry air and it is windy on the backside. we will continue that for today. it's going to enhance the fire risk and that will continue into saturday when we see showers possible and that will linger into sunday. for today, it's going to be nice and pleasant with temperatures in the upper 70s that will continue into tomorrow as well. now we're looking at your maryland's most powerful radar and we are dry. you can see all five sweeps on and we'll stay that way for the next few days and the rain will push into the area. check out these current conditions. the temperatures at 56. so yes, you need that jacket out. it's not going to be the best hair day, ladies. because
good news, too. a lot of green cars on the map. >> that tells us everyone is moving at speed. thank you so much, tom. >>> we are kicking off the 6:00 hour and only one report of an accident to tell you about. this is north frederick avenue at montgomery village avenue. you want to be careful heading that way. we are also tracking your outer loop and want to show you the conditions out there. but first to 66 and show you we are slowing down from 50 to 123. the good news no incidents or accidents along the way. switching the shot over and take you to the capital beltway. the outer loop is filling out between university over to georgia avenue. and 395 is how we will wrap it up from duke to seminary starting to slow down. minor delay but that, andrea, is building. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. more endorsements for baker. he is running for prince georges county executive. former county executive will announce their support later today. >>> a report coming out today will show our roads are safer. the number of people killed on the nati
is really making her presence felt in the state next to us here in texas. twisters touched down in and around the city of dallas. that's where the weather channel's julie martin is joining us from this morning. julie, good morning to you. what's the latest? >> well, good morning, matt. hermine made for a very wild weather day here in texas, from flash flooding to tornadoes. it really left its mark, and unfortunately, it is not finished just yet. i want to take you now to some images from the evening rush hour last night here in dallas, as twisters just started dropping out of the sky, as many as six funnels reported throughout the area. one of them slicing right through the heart of the city, hitting many buildings, bringing up water mains, and also knocking out power to thousands of people. one of the most impressive images, an 18-wheeler literally picked up, flipped 180 degrees with the driver inside, and slammed into the very building i am standing in front of. that driver, by the way, is doing all right this morning. but before all of that widespread flash flooding throughou
and community. this is the time for us to show strong in our faith and trust in god and to be god's vehicle to minister to the needs of the people. >> they just leaped across the street. just leaped across the street. i don't have anything. it's all gone. it's all gone. >> reporter: you have family though? >> i lost my cat. i don't know where my cat is. >> reporter: i wanted them to tell you their own story, being a reporter out here i couldn't have said it any way better than them just saying. a lot of folks lost homes here tonight. some didn't have insurance. i talked to the pastor of the church and she said they took them in and they are feeding them and have a place to stay for them. the red cross is there. it's just a sad scene. >> i know that you covered a lot of fires over the years. what made this different? >> reporter: well it was the wind. i have covered one of the biggest ones was a 12 alarm fire. that was years ago. it was in west baltimore. what made this different is that the wind just picked up all the sudden. next thing i was talking to the police officer looking at the
joins us with the latest. >> charges are pending against female driver of the car. this was quite the scene last night. you can see the aftermath of what happened. the debris here in front of the keren restaurant here in adams morgan. the bay window of the restaurant was smashed from impact. authorities are trying to piece together how this happened. the sound of this white car crashing into the front of this popular ethiopian restaurant echoed throughout this busy section of adams morgan. >> a lot of squeaking and tires hitting the curbs and the glass flying. not a pretty scene. >> witnesses watched with horror it is a female driver of the car lost control, ran on to the sidewalk and hit two women before slamming into the restaurant. the two pedestrians, who are in their 20's, were transfered to the hospital with serious injuries. officials say the driver refused to be transported to hospital and was irate as she was being handcuffed. >> coming downtown the speed she was, there was no sense to it. >> the crash happened just before 9:00 on wednesday night. restaurants packed with
said, what many, many people have said. we felt as though this was a type of mission that god wanted us to do. >> terry jones did tell a reporter he would be willing to rethink this. the president told good morning america, jones needs to cancel his plans. >> this stunt that he is talking about pulling could greatly endanger our young men and women in uniform. >> jones may only have 50 points in his congregation. but his plans sparked protests around the globe. the state department warned americans traveling abroad to expect more. >>> this community of roughly 125,000 people revolved around the university of florida. students are planning their own protest saturday. >> this is just akin to the ku ku klux klan burning crosses. >>> neighbors are upset, too. >> i think it's crazy. >> reporter: in fact, stacy brown says she's leaving town this weekend. >> i'm concerned about my safety. and not only my safety. i also have two little boys. >>> fbi agents paid jones a visit to discuss saturday's book burning. in gainesville, florida, mike herselfenberg, wjz eyewitness news. >> some political e
before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes. preparing us for what lies ahead. down our next road. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. >> 5:09. it is refreshing. feels great outside. look at these dew point numbers. going to be cooler tomorrow morning than what we have now. culpepper 61. silver springs, 62 degrees. martinsburg, 65. we'll probably drop another couple of degrees before the sun starts heating us up at 7:00 a.m.. 62nd 90-degree day of yesterday. it was a hot one but it was a dry heat so it didn't feel all that bad. we didn't have the humidity. a little breezy still today behind yesterday's cold front. temperatures go from the mid 90's yesterday down to the upper 70's later on today. tomorrow a few degrees cooler than what we have today but still sunny and pleasant. >> traffic good in the district now. no worries. new york avenue through northeast d.c.. pretty good shape. 66 just starting to build in volume. eastbound traffic to get into centrevi
are warning about a tax if the korans are burned. the extremists could retaliate here in the u.s.. >> this means that pastor jones might have seen the light. late breaking news. >> exactly. >> this shows it press is reporting that terry jones will cancel the koran-burning event. one of three american hikers jailed in the run will be freed as an act of clemency at the end of ramadan. the iranian culture ministry said that they would be released at a hotel. the message did not say who would be released but one of the people have serious medical problems. >> 5 maryland public schools can now add a national blue ribbon to their list of accomplishments. the word came down from washington. we have more on the story. >> this is a pretty big deal. the blue ribbon gives schools a national profile and the staff members get academic of bragging rights. the announcement was made by the u.s. education secretary. 304 schools awarded blue-ribbon spinto among them baltimore county's eastern technical high school. this latest news has tracy curtis and her daughter who is a student here singing th
, the frederick county health department has placed water restrictions at the center. it's being used to flush poit toilets toilets and -- flush toilets and do laundry, but nothing else. >> we're providing water for the showers for right now. we're going to run a hose over so that patients can have showers. >>> roofs being tested for the bacteria is not required by law. but the state says many hospitals and nursing homes do it anyway. a spokesman for tranquility says they do not. >> what should we check? there should be a uv light system or something on there to protect the people that are there. >> reporter: in a statement, the spokesman says the company is doing everything possible to protect residents, staff and visitors, in case they are the source of the bacteria. the two patients bring the total number of cases up to 76 so far this year in maryland. the cdc says between 8 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with the disease annually. 10 showed symptoms of the disease but tested negative. >>> there is a 10-day wait to see if the patients were exposed. that's when the water test results wil
in on the northwesterly breezes and that h be with us here throughout the day today with lots of sunshine and cooper weather. highs reaching near 80. that wind will be gusting around 25-mile-an-hour or so and it will diminish a bit tonight and still be a bit blustery tomorrow. cool tomorrow morning again down into the mid-50s. and saturday looks delightful, sunny in the morning, clouds in the afternoon, highs near 80, clouding up saturday night. could get much needed rain on sunday with highs near 80, but it does look like it will end in time for the skins game sunday night. now let's check traffic on this thursday morning. ashley linder, good morning. >>> fortunately we're wrapping up overnight road construction. we had a ton of it, so the inner loop at little river that's all gone and the outer look at 66, they're in the process of picking up that work zone. route 1 new college park, all is quiet. the taillights although it's hard to make out which is the tail and which are the headlight, but those tail heights there are leaving college park headed around towards greenbelt and lanes are open and a
. this was uncovered by us first and suzanne kennedy is live with the latest. >> the mayor is 5 days out from this election and virtually the only issue that he was questioning this morning was whether his campaign paid people for their some people claim they were promised jobs paying $100 per day if they voted for the matter. voters cast their ballot but the jobs and money never materialized. workers at campaign headquarters yesterday said they had gotten many calls complaining about this. they said there were no jobs to offer. here is what the mayor had to say that . >> [no audio] >> he had to say that there were not specific details about it and in regard to who was the campaign worker came toward and asked -- and gave them that information that he would deal with it. he says training is given to their employees. the mayor said this is absolutely a practice that is not accepted and illegal. as for the vincent gray campaign, they said this is a widespread practice and they are calling for an fbi investigation. >>> we will continue to follow that story throughout the day. in other news, two
on colbert. how about that? >> good morning. on the set with us this thursday morning, national political correspondent for new york magazine john heilemann. >> hi. >> who is the author of "game change." let me just say he feels like talking this morning. >> he does. >> okay? and then we have got msnbc political analyst harold ford jr. who is the author of owner more daves than goliaths." you had a party last night. >> look at the flowers harold brought. >> it was two nights ago. those are the ones from digger. >> those are from a grave. that's right. did you ever try that? >> huh-uh. >> what digger does? he takes flowers off of graves and gives them to girls. >> my family is in the funeral business. we would call that bad form. >> maybe just a tad bit. >> that's how he got dates in college. he said he would get flowers from the funeralhome. >> okay. it's not right. >> bless his hard. >> also with us in washington msnbc political analyst pat buchanan. >> patrick! >> good morning. >> happy fall. how are you doing? >> doing just fine. >> the pat is back. >> the pat is back. >> i've missed h
to step outside. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day, do you think it's fair to force parents to leave a restaurant if their child becomes loud or unruley? email your response to us at watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 5:37. 62 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the way e.r. crews treat cardiac arrest patients is put to the test. >> and your level of education could affect whether you're at a higher rescue of cardio vascular disease. >> so far our commute is ok with a few exceptions. >> and welcome back, the time is 40 minutes after 5:00. 64 degrees at the top of the hour at the maryland science center. big change temperature-wise for us. you'll notice when you step out the temperatures have dropped to the 50's in the suburbs. 55 in hagerstown and 58 at the airport. breezy and much cooler today. it will be pleasant. but we were in the 90's. we're shooting for a high temperature of 78 degrees. when we come back we'll check your forecast for the weekend. >> in this morning's "medical alert." treating sudden cardiac alert with chest compression is a more viable way to help. the succ
station. and also, the blue guy will be with us, also. >> sharon has the traffic after the weather. >>> well, a nice day shaping up we have temperatures in the 50s and a lot of stars outside. we're going to 76 degrees. the average is 80 and breezy and cooler. not as windy as yesterday, but the breeze is still out there. 54 degrees and tomorrow, a nice day and full of sunshine we'll have the complete updated forecast in a few moments. >>> trouble on 95, south of the city. here's sharon. >>> hi, there, don, we have an accident on 95 and we have a problem we can show you live outside on 895. watch for debris on 895 southbound. that's blocking the right lane. not sure about the debris, but it's causing a minor backup. and 95 past 175 on the shoulder. fire activity in the city. also, traffic lights remaining on flash in the city at north charles street. there's a look at the speeds around the beltway. everything's at speed and above on the top and the westside's of the beltway. now, taking another look outside. and there's a look at the topside. same for the westside of the beltway. rem
of adams morgan. and on this mild evening, there were a lot of people out and about. john shriffen joins us with the story. john? >> reporter: well, doreen, as you said, a lot of people out here. a wild scene now just south of adams morgan as a beautiful night turned into tragedy. i want you to look at the scene now. you can see this white car resting in the window of this restaurant. you can see glass and debris just laying on the ground from the impact. witnesses say the female driver of this white car came zooming down 18th street, slammed into two pedestrians on the sidewalk. some of them flying into the air. now, one of those pedestrians is in the hospital fighting for her life. >> i mean, it's surreal. it's not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witnesses on florida navy enjoying dinner were horrified to see this white car barrel down the street, plow through two pedestrians and smashed into the front of the karen restaurant. >> there was another car that was coming -- either turning up 18th and making a right or was coming across florida avenue. and it looked like she
in as a shed fire. that's where the shed used to be. but when it was burning, winds sent the flames 20 feet away to this row of the town houses melting that vinyl siding. >> vinyl siding covers all these town houses. highly flammable. a good temperature. so the threat of the fire as it goes up here to the topics, quickly made their way to the attic in the roof area. >> reporter: now, of course, it could have been much worse, but the neighbors knocked on doors, getting everybody out. the firefighters got all the pets. and just incredible. a little big. actually, this is a heavy cat found alive inside the burned townhouse. can you believe it? or owner has a huge smile on her face. as all the pets made it out okay. it was a hot and raging fire. >> and she looks almost as big as you are. >> like 20 pounds. 15 years old, that cat. unbelievable. burned whiskers. >> did those town homes have fire walls? >> they absolutely do have fire walls. you can see the brick coming out. but the brick does not come far enough out. that's the way it is. and the vinyl siding is so flammable that the fire gets up
and 95 corridor looks good as well. megan, back to you. >>> this video was sent to us by one of our viewers. it's fueled by high winds. firefighters really busy before 11:30 last night, putting out this apartment fire. this is the corner of charles street and madison avenue. no one was injured in this fire. but firefighters had their hands full last night and this morning there's going to be a lot of clean up after about a dozen homes caught on fire in different locations all fanned by high winds. more than 100 baltimore city firefighters were working these fires. even crews from howard county had to come in to help. the fires were in the west baltimore area. you can see a map of the area we are talking about. linda so is live with the latest. linda. >> reporter: like you mentioned, it was a busy night for firefighters, not only here in the city, but firefighters from surrounding counties were called in for help. here in the city alone, more than 100 firefighters were required to battle a number of fires that were fanned by those gusty winds. fast moving flames tore through almost
how they had to use more than just boateds. 6:30 in the morning. i'm megan pringle. jamie is off today, but linette is here and she is standing by. a little cool. >> a little cool. that cold front moved through and we are feeling the effects of it. you are talking about the windy conditions. we had that yesterday. that's what sparked up all the fires along with the dry conditions and we will see the same conditions for today. so today is going to be nice and pleasant. we'll have temperatures in the upper 70s. and hopefully we'll get rain in here by the weekend. i know you don't like the timing of the rain, but we need it. that enhanced risk is going to continue as we go into saturday. maryland's most powerful radar is not showing anything except the five sweeps because we are looking at dry times for today and that will continue as we go through tomorrow as well. now as we see, the current conditions, the big story. you see those winds? let's go straight to northeast, north bay. you can see the westerly flow, that gust up to 27 miles an hour right now and that's what we will be seeing
makes one better than the other? >> the majority of the council members who know both of us have endorsed me and it's not a reflection necessarily on him but i think it's just who do we think is going to be the best ceo of this $2.5 billion corporation that we have here in baltimore county. >> i don't run against people. i run for an office. i'm running for baltimore county executive and people in this county are going to be the ones who decide whether they want me working for them and that's what i'll do. >> both men have also raised and spent a ton of money for this new job. the winner of the democratic nomination will face businessman and former state legislator kenneth c. holt who is running unopposed in the republican primary. roosevelt leftwich, abc2. >> thanks. the chance to cast your ballot without long lines, today was the last day of early voting for the maryland primary. election day is set for tuesday, september 14th. >>> weatherwise today, well, beautiful sunshine and a little cooler out there as well. we saw temperatures only into the mid and upper 70s in most spots
. >> reporter: a defiant jones refuses to back down. >> something is wrong. it is possibly time for us ii a new way to staad up toofight terrorism. >> reporter: a central florida imam whhse religion pastor jones believes is of the devil is pllading forra cancellltion offthe event. >> we believe that he can exprees his feelings in a more ciiilized way if a dialogue and i'm sure that the world would listen to his point of view. >> it doesn't in anyway represent america or americans or american government r american religious pooiticaa leadership. >> reporter: even german chancellor is voicing opposition. >> i ind it in a few wordd only simmly disrespectful and simply wrong. leaders from the u.s. and beyond react the tension is palpable. >> it's a very small group but the perception vieeed outside is big and it is very, very big. >> reporter: the state embassiesed worldwide to assess saturday's event.eaa of it's not clear how manyúembassia review but americans in algeriaú have already been alerted. >>> with the november elections just around the corner tthefight over slots in anne arundel c
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